By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 31: They say a burnt child dreads the fire. However, the businessmen at Fancy Bazar in Guwahati have not learnt any lesson from the devastating fire that burnt almost the entire Fancy Bazar into ashes in 2015 Dewali celebrations. Last night, three shops – two of footwear and one of umbrella— were totally gutted at Fancy Bazar. A garment shop nearby, Madans Shop, was also partially damaged by the fire.
One of the two footwear shops was owned by Pervez Mahammed and the other by Abul Farah. The shop of umbrella was of Manoj Kumar.
Elsewhere in the city, as many as nine incidents of fire took place during this Diwali from October 29 to 30. On October 29, a fire broke out at a commercial complex at AT Road at 11.30 am. At 6.31 pm on the same day, another fire broke out at Dwarka gar at Six Mile. At 10.40 pm on the same day yet another fire broke out at Rupgar in the city. Another fire followed just ten minutes later, at 10.50 pm on the same day at Lalganesh.
At 8.05 am on October 30 a fire broke out at Gahori Kata Chowk in the Birubari area. At 6.40 pm on the same day, another fire broke out at Suraj gar at Six Mile, followed by another fire at 10 pm at Chenikuthi. There were also two more fire incidents, one at Fancy Bazar and the other at Di Path, opposite Rajiv Bhavan, last night. In all there were nine fire incidents in the city during the Diwali this year against six such incidents last year.
Elsewhere in the State, the fire incidents during the Diwali this year was much less than what it was last year. Last year there were as many as 51 fire incidents in the State during the Diwali, which fell drastically to 26 this year.